The horrors of Uvalde remind us that someone is killed with a gun every two hours in Texas. (https://giffords.org/lawcenter/gun-violence-statistics/#state-texas)
How do we pass comprehensive gun safety legislation when one side sees the answer as fewer guns and the other as more guns?
In the Interfaith San Antonio Alliance, faith leaders who hold distinctly different beliefs work together. We honor each other by listening, finding common ground, and then acting.
The Interfaith San Antonio Alliance implores Governor Abbott to call a special session requiring legislators to:
- listen to us, your constituents, and to each other
- agree on clear goals addressing the epidemic of gun violence
- recognize victory is only achieved in protecting the innocent
While we continue to send our prayers and care to the devastated families in Uvalde, may we listen for our Creator’s voice in each other’s.
Our children are counting on us.
Rev. Wyndee E. Holbrook
Executive Director, Interfaith San Antonio Alliance